Laparoscopic repair of paracolostomy hernia

Amitai Bickel, Emil Shinkarevsky, Arie Eitan

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Paracolostomy hernia is a common complication of stoma creation. Operative repair is indicated in about 15% of cases, through several surgical approaches. We describe a laparoscopic technique used to repair a large symptomatic paracolostomy hernia in a 69-year-old woman almost 20 years after abdominoperineal resection. The laparoscopic approach to such a hernia is feasible, safe, and logical, as it combines the advantages of mesh reinforcement with those of endoscopic repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1999


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